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McCain’s new ad: Joe Biden is, has been and always will be a gaffe machine

It seems like the McCain campaign is trying to pre-empt any possible fall-out from tonight’s VP debate:


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Bill Clinton on The View: Hillary never wanted to be VP

Good. I was praying that the Loose Cannon would emerge:

“Not really, she didn’t,” Clinton said in response to a question from host Barbara Walters about whether Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. wanted to join her one-time opponent on the Democratic ticket.

On McCain:

“The American people, for good and sufficient reasons, admire him,” Clinton said of McCain. “He’s given something in life the rest of us can’t match.”

When asked about Palin attracting Hillary voters, Bill says [video]:

We vote for some people because we identify with them on race or gender… Hillary never begrudged, for example, any African-Americans supporting Barack Obama and said, ‘Look I want my kids to know that they can grow up to be president and be whatever they wanted to be,’ So, you can’t tell someone else that the ground on which they make voting decision is irrational.”

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Radio ad: McCain stood in way of stem cell research

Via Ben Smith:

A reader and assiduous radio listener in Colorado sends over word of Obama’s latest, unannounced radio ad buy.

This one addresses Obama’s support of stem cell research, and says McCain has stood in the way of progress on stem cell research.

In fact, McCain has generally been a supporter of stem cell research, though it’s a complicated issue, and hard to address without the details of the ad, which I don’t have.

While Ben doesn’t have the actual radio ad, here’s a quick profile on the subject provided to you by Pew:

McCain opposes embryonic stem cell research that uses cloned human embryos. In 2006 he supported a trio of U.S. Senate bills designed to increase federal funding for adult stem cell research, ban the creation of embryos for research and offer federal support for research using embryos slated for destruction by fertility clinics. In 2007, in what he described as “a very agonizing and tough decision,” he voted to allow research using human embryos left over from fertility treatments.


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ABC News factchecks Obama and McCain economy attacks

Watch the video.  When I initially watched it, I thought they were going to take an even number of statements and call it a draw for the sake of neutrality, but as it turns out, one of these candidates has mislead the public more than the other.


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Washing Post editors: Obama’s truthiness on McCain’s regulation record

Color me shocked (Political Punch via HotAir): 

When I was warning about the danger ahead on Wall Street months ago because of the lack of oversight, Senator McCain was telling the Wall Street Journal — and I quote — ‘I’m always for less regulation,'”Obama said in Espanola, NM, yesterday.

But as the Post points out, (as we have before), the full quotation from McCain’s March interview with the Wall Street Journal includes McCain’s assertion:

“But I am aware of the view that there is a need for government oversight. I think we found this in the subprime lending crisis — that there are people that game the system and if not outright broke the law, they certainly engaged in unethical conduct which made this problem worse. So I do believe that there is role for oversight.”

The Post says when it comes to regulation of the financial markets, “McCain’s record is more in keeping with his current rhetoric. In the aftermath of the Enron collapse and other accounting scandals, he was a leader, with Sen. Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.), in pushing to require that companies treat stock options granted to employees as expenses on their balance sheets…

A politician with great foresight that reaches across the aisle to work for Americans or one that just talks about it? What… a… tough… choice?

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Fed, white and blue

With Joe Biden providing the ammo, John McCain returns to mocking the Obama campaign in their latest ad, “Patriotic Act”:

The latest Bidenism could potentially have a Pinocchio effect on voters.  More than half of Americans already believe that an Obama presidency will translate into higher federal taxes, which I suspect is in part related to the effective meme that is often repeated by Republicans.  If played the right way, the puppet that the GOP has carved out to indentify Democrats could turn into flesh and blood before Novemeber 4th.

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Awesome: Hillraiser supports McCain

Hillraiser, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, proudly announced her support for John McCain:

I love Wolf’s uncomfortable laughter at the end when she points out that he’s part of the media elite.  Lynn demonstrates to the world how a Hillary-now-turned-McCain supporter should act when out in public.  She’s the ying to Harriet Christian’s yang:

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